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Mackenzie District Council

Council mapOtago Region Kaikoura District Hurunui District Mackenzie District Waimate District Waitaki District Timaru District Ashburton District Selwyn _District Waimakariri District Christchurch City West Coast Region Tasman Region Marlborough Region

Phone: (03) 685 9010
Web site:

Mayor: Graham Smith
Councillors in 2016: 6 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 38

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Mackenzie DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 241,359 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 14,780 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 16,570 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 10,146 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 8,758 14,652 5,815,327

Source: Local Authority Financial Statistics, Statistics New Zealand

The financial profile pages for this council contains more detailed information.

The Council's current long-term plan and annual report may be available from its website:

Community statistics as at the 2013 census

Usually resident population - 2013 Census 4,158
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 3,804
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)9.3%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 7,140
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)0.6
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Mackenzie District on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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